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Auction 115, Lot 632

"Asiae Nova Desc.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Asia

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Black & White

4.3 x 3.3 inches
10.9 x 8.4 cm

Fine miniature map from this plagiarized Italian version of Ortelius' pocket atlas. The map is a reduced version of Ortelius' important map of Asia with its distinctive 'kite-shaped' Japan. Italian text below and on verso. Published by Pietro Marchetti.


Condition: A

Light soil in margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/21/2006